SERVICESVariety, Plant Breeding & Confined Field Trial Services

Project Coordinator: Dana Maxwell

We have many years of experience conducting a broad range of trials at all our field stations. Trials generate data to characterize varietal adaptation, and may be used as part of a variety registration package. We have extensive experience with Confined Field Trials in several crops and under many different experimental designs. Additional crops, trial types and services are available. For information on how we can help you with your project, please contact Dana Maxwell.

Crops include, but are not limited to:

Cereal Grains Oilseeds Pulses Specialty Crops
Wheat (spring and winter)
Brassica carinata
Alfalfa & other forages

Available Variety Services include, but are not limited to:

Replicated Yield Trials, at single or multiple locations

Disease resistance nurseries

  • Naturally or artificially inoculated
  • Mist irrigation available
  • Commonly screened diseases include:
    • Blackleg
    • Sclerotinia
    • Ascochyta
    • Root diseases
    • Fusarium Head Blight
    • Leaf and Stem Rust
    • Leaf Spot
    • Loose Smut
    • Common Bunt

  • Other diseases and special methodologies are available upon request

Demonstration Trials

Herbicide Tolerance studies

Agronomic development work for new crops


Available Plant Breeding Services include, but are not limited to:


Selection Nurseries and Screening

Seed Increases (Isolations or Pollination Tents)

Breeder Seed Production
An audited Quality Management System (QMS) is in place for production of Breeder Seed for all crops.

Plant Breeders’ Rights Descriptions

Variety Objective Descriptions



Confined Field Trial Services (Plants with Novel Traits)

We have significant experience in conducting Confined Field Trials on Plants with Novel Traits (PNT) material in several crops. Our first priority for all confined field trials is to maintain compliance with the Terms & Conditions of the CFIA Field Trial Authorization that each Confined Field Trial is conducted under. We also ensure that all requested data is collected from the field trial, to support our clients Regulatory needs. We can accommodate both large and small field trials, and can provide protocol and notebook development services for confined field trials.

For additional information on variety, breeding or confined field trial services, or to request a quotation, please contact:

Dana Maxwell, Variety, Crop Breeding and Confined Field Trials Project Coordinator

(204) 776-5561